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The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture: Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut

Book Description

Incorporate SketchUp into every phase of your design

If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture and Building Design is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs.

The book includes in-depth coverage of the lightly-documented LayOut toolset and video tutorials on more advanced methods.

  • Goes beyond the basics into intermediate and advanced techniques for architects, designers, and engineers who want to use SketchUp in all stages of design

  • Guides you from basic schematics through design development to construction documentation

  • Includes best practices for organizing projects and workflows and helpful tips

  • Provides special coverage of the LayOut toolset, an often-underused component of SketchUp Pro

The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture and Building Design is a valuable addition to your design toolkit.

Note: The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. PART I: Starting the Flow
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. The Workflow
      2. Who Should Read This Book?
      3. What’s in This Book?
      4. What Are the Prerequisites?
      5. Free SketchUp or SketchUp Pro?
      6. Online Content
      7. Mental Preparation
      8. SketchUp Portfolio
      9. Chapter Points
    2. Chapter 2: Building Information Modeling
      1. What Is BIM?
      2. SketchUp and LayOut as BIM
      3. Filling in the BIM Blanks
      4. The SketchUp Outlook
      5. Chapter Points
    3. Chapter 3: Project Management
      1. Folders and Files
      2. Cloud Storage
      3. Archiving
      4. Chapter Points
  3. PART II: SketchUp
    1. Chapter 4: SketchUp Basics
      1. Five Core Concepts
      2. Leveraging SketchUp
      3. Creating Geometry
      4. Advanced Inferencing
      5. Organizing Geometry with Containers
      6. Section Planes
      7. Layers, Styles, and Scenes
      8. Chapter Points
    2. Chapter 5: The Professional’s SketchUp Template
      1. Base Template
      2. Model Info
      3. Standard Layers
      4. Styles
      5. Utility Scenes
      6. Chapter Points
    3. Chapter 6: The Professional’s SketchUp Environment
      1. Toolbars
      2. Dialogs
      3. System Preferences
      4. Chapter Points
    4. Chapter 7: SketchUp Collections
      1. Material Collection
      2. Component Collections
      3. Styles Collection
      4. Chapter Points
    5. Chapter 8: Ruby Scripts
      1. Find Ruby Scripts
      2. Installing Ruby Scripts
      3. Using Ruby Scripts
      4. Recommended Ruby Scripts
      5. Chapter Points
  4. PART III: LayOut
    1. Chapter 9: Introduction to LayOut
      1. What Is LayOut?
      2. Why LayOut?
      3. Chapter Points
    2. Chapter 10: The LayOut Interface
      1. Getting Started
      2. Main Toolbar
      3. Document Setup
      4. Preferences Window
      5. Inspectors
      6. Chapter Points
    3. Chapter 11: The Professional’s LayOut Environment
      1. New Presentation
      2. System Preferences
      3. Custom Toolbars
      4. Trays
      5. Basic LayOut Template
      6. Chapter Points
    4. Chapter 12: LayOut Tools
      1. Navigating LayOut
      2. Drawing Tools
      3. Annotation Tools
      4. Modification Tools
      5. Chapter Points
    5. Chapter 13: LayOut Collections
      1. Templates
      2. Scrapbooks
      3. Using Collections
      4. Chapter Points
    6. Chapter 14: Inserting Content
      1. Working with SketchUp Models
      2. Working with Images
      3. Working with Text
      4. Chapter Points
  5. Part IV: The Architectural Design Process
    1. Chapter 15: Site Analysis: Digital Site Survey
      1. Geo-Location
      2. Site Plan
      3. Site Section
      4. Final Drawings
      5. Chapter Points
    2. Chapter 16: Site Analysis: Building Context
      1. The Project Site
      2. Finding Nearby Buildings
      3. Geo-Modeling
      4. LayOut Diagrams
      5. Chapter Points
    3. Chapter 17: Site Analysis: Documenting an Existing Building
      1. The Project
      2. Recording Field Notes
      3. The As-Built 3D Model
      4. Working with Existing CAD Drawings
      5. Chapter Points
    4. Chapter 18: Schematic Design
      1. Remodel Design
      2. Project Types
      3. Modeling Strategy
      4. Objects
      5. Exporting to CAD
      6. Chapter Points
    5. Chapter 19: Design Development Rendering
      1. Populating a Scene
      2. Rendering in SketchUp
      3. Photorealistic Rendering
      4. Chapter Points
    6. Chapter 20: Construction Documents
      1. Crucial Concepts for Documentation
      2. Drawings
      3. Annotations
      4. Chapter Points
  6. Index